ideas for temp. meadow irrigation

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by greenmonster304, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I need to irrigate a meadow area 250' x 100 tempararaly and on a budget but will be part of the system. I was thinking about a row of heads that are on pvc above ground that can be moved around. what do you guys think, I have 23 gpm to work with.
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Define "moved around" - the general idea is to get done and get out. You going to get paid for repeat visits?
     
  3. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I think the moving will be left to the home owner or the gardener. they want to remove the heads after the wild flowers or what ever they are tryng to grow get established.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    100 feet wide will take more than one row of heads. If you had great pressure, and also had a landscape that allowed a lot of overthrow, you might go old-fashioned and use quick-coupling valves, with a big-ass impact head on the key.
     
  5. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    3/4 poly above ground...

    pgp's on the telescopic/tripod risers
     
  6. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Boy, how sad is this - I got a current Rainbird catalog, and they got none of their big brass impact heads in it. (I wanted to see if 23 gpm could throw as far as 70 feet)
     
  7. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
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    the idea was to move the row periodicly so that i could use one row. there can be a lot of over throw.
     
  8. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    As I love to say..

    "LET IT FLY BROTHA"
     
  9. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well, big brass aside, one could 'divide' 250x100 into 10 'squares' of 50x50, and place a riser in the middle of each one, and top it with an impact head, or a shrub rotor. Low pressure might make it better to do it in two zones.
     
  10. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    What kinda budget ya talking for this?
     

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